How Do I Compare Prices for Office Furniture?
If you are already communicating with some alternative dealer representatives, it is important to be able to compare the offerings of each on an equal basis.
Are you planning to remodel your existing office, or are you moving your team into a larger space that you need to outfit with new furniture? While there are plenty of dealers around willing to provide this furniture, you may wonder how to decide which one has the best price and service? While the process can be confusing, there are some early steps you can take to help make an informed decision when choosing which office furniture dealer to work with if you are shopping based on cost.
Comparing initial budget estimates
If you are already communicating with some alternative dealer representatives, it is important to be able to compare the offerings of each on an equal basis. It is impossible for you to understand what any prices mean unless you know what products and services are included in that price. Initial budget estimates are especially vague and may not include many items you need for your project. Ask your dealer what their process is to get to a final quote for your furniture. Making sure you are getting a full scope of work with any estimated numbers is crucial if you are trying to shop based on price at this stage.
Understanding hidden costs in the project
When trying to understand the feasibility of doing an office remodel/furniture upgrade, you need to be sure to understand all the costs that will be included in this project. If you are only seeing the price for part of the project, you can’t make an informed decision. What kind of expenses are my company responsible for with the new office lease? Are design and delivery included with the new furniture? What about the electrical and data connections? You need to ask the right questions of the dealer early in the process to understand what kind of hidden costs there may be in your project.
If you are a manager who needs to get a new office ready by a certain date and/or budget, you will need to get your priorities in order and keep those front and center when talking with prospective furniture dealers. At NexGen Workspace, we provide a transparent process and will give you a budgetary quote within minutes for a bundle of all required services. Our goal is to simplify the furniture buying experience; giving you all the information you need to make an informed decision, right at the start.